No college is more intensely tied to the development of intercollegiate football than the University of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame football program has the best winning percentage and has produced more All-Americans than any other school in the country. This edition is a compendium that spans the careers of more than two thousand players.
Michael Steele is a Distinguished Professor of English at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Steele graduated from Notre Dame in 1967 and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State. Steele is a member of the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in recognition of his baseball coaching for junior players. He lives in Forest Grove, OR. Ed Krause was one of the most beloved figures of Notre Dame athletics. As a student, Krause played football at Notre Dame under the fabled Knute Rockne before becoming an assistant coach under Frank Leahy. Krause eventually succeeded Leahy as Athletic Director. He passed away in 1992. Ara Parseghian is a former football player and head coach at Notre Dame. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Parseghian began coaching professionally. He arrived at Notre Dame in 1964 and immediately turned the then-dismal team around. Under Parseghian tenure, the football team took home two national championships and won the MacArthur Trophy. He lives in Marco Island, FL. Rocky Bleier graduated from Notre Dame in 1968 after having played on the 1966 National Championship team, and serving as captain of the 1967 squad. Bleier played one season for the Steelers before being drafted in late 1968. After receiving a Purple Heart, Bleier fought his way back onto the Steelers team. Between 1971 and 1980, Bleier took home four Super Bowl rings with the Steelers. He lives in Mt. Lebanon, PA.